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around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> gregg: now back to the devastation in haiti. in times of trouble, many of us turn to god. we do so obviously in haiti as well, but as you probably know, voodoo is also big in haiti and in the mist of this, many are clinging to the voodoo faith. maim any? >> we found
billion from medicare. that would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there are a number of things that make that highly implausible. >> such as covering the uninsured by sending medicaid, shifting costs to cash strapped states. or double counting savings in medicare, also spending the money elsewhere. >> you can't spend the same dollar twice. >> then there is something called the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo what they did in medicare spending. under current law, doctors that treat the elder would face a 21% cut. so they simply removed it from the reform bill. >> biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out. >> reducing the deficit to making it worse because the doc fix would cost some $210 billion. congress has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it but added to the deficit. >> how will that be financed or will it be financed? that is an open question. >> reporter: cuts to doctors and early attempt to cutting medicare spending never took place why critics are skeptical. as the new ri forms kick in, medicare goes into huge financial troubl
, a spending freeze on everything from social security and medicare and medicaid. and fiscal commission, it would be a weaker version what just got defeated in the senate. he mixed it up with republicans over the economy in baltimore. at one point he complained the question was be a example of how hard it was to have a bipartisan conversation. he is another take on the meeting. >> i said i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that has been following through. but that is the dialogue we need. if we get the house democrats to come in, we would have a lot of progress. >> former president george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the office. mr. bush was in town for a meeting. >> julie: caroline, thank you very much. >> gregg: house speaker nancy pelosi insisting this week the push for health care reform is alive and well. she she is saying that the house will implement several strategies to get a reform bill passed whether that works or not. what does it mean for the political landscape in the upcoming midterm elections. by ron york, chief correspondent for the wa
programs. the fastest growing parts won't be cut, including medicare, medicaid, social security, national security and veterans programs. listen to both sides' take on the freeze. >> the president will outline steps tomorrow, including freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending, spending that's almost doubled. >> the spending freeze is on an 84% increase he signed into law. the freeze is delayed one year so it's not fiscal discipline. >> according to the white house the freeze would save $250 billion over the decade. >> thank you very much. another busy week for president obama. tomorrow as caroline said he'll outline his budget for 2010 and attend a meeting for the olympics. tuesday he goes to new hampshire and wednesday meets with a bipartisan group of governors to discuss energy policy. thursday he'll will he liver re-- deliver remarks at the national prayer breakfast. >> president obama called jobs the number one focus for this year. later on he urged lawmakers to keep on trying for an agreement on healthcare. but is there bipartisan on either issue? is it really possible? >> what th
mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >>> a quick look at top stories we're following. osama bin laden threatening new attacks on the u.s. in an audiotape he claims responsibility for the christmas day plot to bring down a u.s. jetliner a senior administration official says bin laden wants to pear to be in control. >> the white house working the phones to make sure ben bernanke gets confirmed. robert gibbs says a second term is needed to ensure st
the senate bill is still a government-run takeover of health care. it still robs medicare of about a half trillion dollars, and this one, unlike the health bill in the house, forces taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn children and that is not health care and the american people overwhelmingly reject it. but it seems nancy pelosi and harry reid are hell bent on shoving this government-run health care system down the american people's throat. i can only say to you that if they keep it up, the american people may turn this whole administration and the democrat majority into one giant shovel ready project next fall. >> i want to talk about -- i want to give you a chance to respond to the abortion restrictions because harry reid sacrificed the public option to keep senator joe lieberman on board and tightened the abortion restrictions to reel in ben nelson on the abortion federally funded abortion measure. that's still not making republicans happy. is there any room here for negotiation? >> let me take a moment out and first say that this house bill that we passed is not government run.
'll make it up. will medicare recipients suffer in some way as a result of this? >> i don't know exactly what else they'll change in the bill to come up with the revenue because owl all is done behind closed doors and not a single republican is included and more importantly the american people are not included and clearly the rest of us like with the nebraska deal, clearly the rest of us will pay for it and clearly middle class nonunion members will pay for it in part through this cadillac plan tax which by the way taxes a bunch of people who make less than $200,000 a year again breaking the president's pledge. >> jamie: senator i heard a lot of republicans say this is happening behind closed doors and we have covered what has been in front and open for everybody to see and what hasn't. the question is will it change, especially when you have an election like you have going on in massachusetts, where maybe the republican vote may need to come into play in order to get it passed, you need the 60 votes for the senate bill. so the question is do you see the g.o.p. becoming more involved in
, a spending freeze on everything but medicaid, medicare, social security, and national security. and three, a fiscal commission. although it would likely be a weaker version than what got defeated in the senate. the president mixed it up with republicans over the economy and the deficit at their house retreat yesterday in baltimore. at one point, president obama complained the question was an example of how hard it is to have a bipartisan conversation. here is another republican congressman's take on the meet ing. >> i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that's been following through. but that's the kind of dialogue we need. again, if we can get the house democrats to do the same thing, i think we'd make a lot of progress. >> mr. obama had another meeting with republicans this morning with a much maller crowd. george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the oval office. we're told it was a social call because mr. bush was in town for a meeting. rick? >> all right. thanks very much. >> we're going to go out to casey stegall in a little bit. we'll give you a tease. h
, especially cutting medicare payments. molly henneberg takes a look how tt affect hospitals treating low income patients. >> at howard university hospital in washington d.c., also a level one trauma center, about 20% of patients walk in the door uninsured. although many may ultimately qualify for medicaid, leaving the hospital stuck with much of the bills. doctors here say health care legislation expanding insurance coverage, via the private sector or a taxpayer funded government-run plan may alleviate some of the hospitals financial burden. >> we expect to get reimbursed for the services we provide and i think that with health care reform, it's going to be better than having nothing and hopefully, that the pace that we provide the services to will be able to make any extra payments they need to make. but the doctor says he's concerned that the legislation may cut medicare reimbursement rates to this and other hospitals, as well as cut the additional government subsidies, howard receives for treating so many uninsured patients. >> dr. robenson we're going over the game plan. >> still fmo
the freeze does not extend, biggest budget busters that is medicare and medicaid and social security. i'm not so sure how exactly effective it's going to be. >> julie: will it help the economy more, reducing deficits or debt or greater government spending? >> well, that definitely depends on who you talk to. i think that the deficit and debt are a huge cost to us. we have to reduce government second. best way to create jobs has been proven again and again is to cut taxes. >> julie: in the state of the union address, president obama talked about spending some $30 million, $30 billion, rather, in incentives including tax breaks. he put a lot of emphasis on the private sector. if you put money in small businesses, they can hire and reduce the unemployment rate. is that where the focus needs to be in 2010, in private small businesses? >> small businesses is the biggest creators of jobs, period. if you cut their taxes, generally they will hire. some critics say this money would basically be going only to people who are going to hire anyway and they'll be getting a tax credit for it. again it
with preexisting conditions and not walk away from senior citizens in medicare. >> axelrod saying voters want to president to work with democrats on healthcare reform. want republicans to work on healthcare reform and not fight the democrats' agenda. >> jamie: again and again they've said that's exactly what they want, too. we'll follow it and keep an eye on it. thank you so much. julie kirtz in d.c. >> eric: the president is also hoping that the same campaign team that helped him win the white house can work their magic in the mid-term elections for democrats. koiments after the stunning defeat in the massachusetts senate race, turning bluest of blue states red when it comes to the senate long held by senator kennedy. why bring in the campaign team now? for a fair and balanced debate on this, go to fox news contributor er geraldiden ferrera. she's a former vice presidential candidate and fox news contributor and senator from pennsylvania rick santorum. welcome to fox news. rick, start for you. is calling plouffe, the campaign manager, an admission they're offtrack? >> it is an admission the
to give up medicare benefits, doctors are going to have accept less money, hospitals will be a southbound more costs, non-union workers are going to pay more, but union members are the ones that get the big break. people aren't stupid. they are going recognize what is going on here. might this come back to haunt the president and democrats? >> -- oh, i think absolutely. americans hate unfairness. they just don't like it. one of the things that caused republicans to get thrown out of office was this feeling among voters that republicans were picking winners and losers. and when they do that is it horrendously unfair but it winds up encouraging terrible behavior and doesn't do what the observe i have they set out to do. i think it's going to haunt them in a lot of ways. in your intro you made a good point about the expiration, this is supposed to expire in five years? i'm not a betting guy, but i will tell you, i would go in on one guess that if there is a democratic party, if there is a union left in five years, they will manage to make sure in loophole stays forever. >> gregg: i want to p
this is going to be a policy in this country and we will have to see whether medicare and medicaid and other insurance companies will pay for this procedure. but i would say based on this evidence and based on the increasing number of sexually transmitted diseases including herpes and also female partners of men who are, sicircumcised e a lower incidence of bacterial episodes. i don't talk about this in religion terms. this has nothing to do with religion. it is medicine and the observation of disease and what happens when you do a certain procedure at birth. consider those statistics and if you are about to have a baby and it is a boy, you discuss that with your husband or wife, whoever it is. >> all right, doctor. >> interesting, doc. now, one for both the gals and guys. millions of you across the country e-mail us all the time that you suffer from chronic back pain and looking for alternatives for relief. what about electrical stimulus treatment? i have seen it. they give you little electrical pulses. >> a battery and they put the electrodes on your back. it is called tens. it is transcut
look at the cost of the senate plan. medicare's number crunchers, they're saying the plan would raise costs slightly. there's another suspect linked to an alleged plot to attack new york city in court today, a law enforcement official tells the associated press that he called 911 just before his arrest and ranted in arabic, we love death more than you love life. his attorney says he's innocent. a new tape just surfacing on the man suspected of killing those seven ceo employe-- cia employees and in it calling for saying his actions were for revenge, rick. >> rick: well, the obama administration's special middle east peace envoy is prepared to head to the middle east trying to relaunch stalled negotiations between the israelis and the palestinians, ahead of that visit it looks like george mitchell is laying his cards on the table. reasonen ninen is live in jerusalem. nice to see you, so, senator mitchell is he coming over with some kind after threat? what do we know? >> well, it's not really meant to have been taken that way, but it's kind of coming off that way. he did an interview wi
for it. two, a specific freeze starting in october on everything, but medicaid, medicare, social security and national security and three, a fiscal commission, although it would likely be a weaker versus than what just got defeated in the senate. the president mixed it up with republicans at the economy over the house retreat over in baltimore and congressman henterly pointed how the deficit has grown the past year and asked the president if the new budget released on monday will triple the debt and mr. obama announced that's how hard it is to have a partisan conversation. here is another republican's take on that meeting. >> i wish the president said i haven't been an obstructionist, you haven't been following through. that's the dialog we need. again, if we can get the house democrats to do the same thing, we'd make a lot of progress. >> mr. obama had another meeting with republicans this morning, a much smaller crowd. former president h.w. bush and son jeb paid a visit in the oval office. >> brian: thank you. sarah palin is scheduled toy arrive in nashville, tennessee, to head the nati
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